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Bloomberg BNA One-Day Conference Explores Rapid Changes in Patent Litigation 

Wiley Rein’s James Wallace and Brian Pandya Are Co-Chairs of November 12 Event

October 29, 2015

Wiley Rein LLP, in conjunction with Bloomberg BNA, will host an informative and comprehensive one-day conference, “Patent Litigation in the New Era,” developed to help intellectual property practitioners keep abreast of rapid changes in the profession and provide an outlook on patent reform. The event will be held on Thursday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Wiley Rein’s Main Conference Center at 1776 K Street NW.  

The intensive program is co-chaired by James H. Wallace, Jr., chair emeritus of Wiley Rein’s Intellectual Property Group, and Brian H. Pandya, a partner in the Group, each of whom will moderate one of the four panels presented that day.

“We’re thrilled to co-host this event, which offers an impressive lineup of speakers representing diverse viewpoints on this timely subject, including in-house counsel, private practitioners, members of the judicial community, and academics,” said Mr. Wallace. “The conference provides patent litigants and their trial counsel the latest insights and intelligence from the unprecedented changes in the landscape created by recent patent rulings by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and the Supreme Court of the United States.”

Mr. Pandya will moderate Panel I, “Patent Reform Legislation After the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act and Octane/Highmark,” and Mr. Wallace will moderate Panel IV, “Legal Hurdles and Developments from Supreme Court/CAFC.” Additional panels will focus on the “Interplay of Patent Trial and Appeal Board and District Court” and “Coordinating Cross-Border Enforcement.” Key thought leaders on the panels include industry representatives, regulators, and litigators who will address current and evolving trends impacting a wide range of industries.

Featured speakers include:

  • Honorable Paul Michel, Retired Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • David E. Killough, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
  • James F. Sherwood, Litigation Counsel, Google Inc.
  • John Whealan, Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies,  George Washington University Law School 
  • Dmitry Karshtedt, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Timothy Holbrook, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Drawing on a significant depth of legal talent, technical experience, and business acumen, Wiley Rein’s Patent Practice has built a strong record of successful outcomes for clients in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, software, consumer electronics, medical devices, and semiconductors. The firm’s current representations involve pharmaceuticals to treat conditions such as leukemia, myeloma, and schizophrenia, as well as diverse technologies such as cellular phone standards, aerial drone technology, computer processor hardware and software, biological drugs, telecommunications billing systems, location tracking systems, multimedia messaging, and navigation systems.